Updo for the holidays

Christmas EveChristmas Eve at church, parties and gatherings, company for dinner and going caroling with friends are part of the festive activities during Christmastime. My three children have birthdays during this season (my youngest son’s birthday between Christmas and New Year) so it has always been a busy time of year.

Top: Vero Moda (thrifted)
Belt: gifted
skirt: Winners

Christmas Eve I wore a black velvet peplum top from Vero Moda with a red velvet tiered skirt, and snowflake earrings and necklace.

Christmas Eve

After the Christmas Eve service we open our presents.

opening present

I wore a black lace ensemble to a dance this week.


My red and black shawl with roses adds a Spanish touch to this outfit.


I enjoy dressing up and up-dos are perfect for special occasions.

Blouse: little shop in Laguna Beach, Ca.
Skirt: Free People
Shawl: craft sale
Shoes: Payless

Now I’m looking through my dressing room. Hmmm … I haven’t decided what I’ll wear to the New Year’s Eve dance.

Thank you for your visits and kind comments. I appreciate your support and encouragement!

Wishing you a healthy, blessed New Year!!

Prospero Año y felizidad!!

Einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr!!


About carmen

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9 Responses to Updo for the holidays

  1. Bob says:

    I am privileged that my wife and I were at the same dance where you wore your black lace ensemble…..very elegant.
    Since we were at different dances NY’s eve., I eagerly await your blog showing your New Year’s evening charming clothing and dance setting.
    We managed a Christmas eve children’s service followed by supper at our place……then Mom and Dad were off with the grandchildren to the other “Grandma and Grandparents” home.

    With such influence, your granddaughter shall mature to reflect her Mom and Grandma……four generations of loving, kind fashionistas.

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  2. Kally says:

    Life Is A Journey,
    But My Best Wishes Are The Milestones
    That Will Give You Hope
    And Motivation To Move On.
    Am Wishing You A Joyous New Year!
    With warmth, love and blessings from MiddleMe to you and your readers.

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  3. Your updo is so elegant! I loved doing that when I had hair! lol
    Happy New Year!
    PS Your grandchild is gorgeous as you!

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  4. Carmen, you define a spiritual loveliness…genuine and true! May your New year be a very blessed one for you and your family! Hugs!

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  5. Ralph says:

    Happy New Year Carmen to you and your family. I do hope that 2016 is very kind to you all. 😀 ❤
    PS I love the Spanish shawl, makes me feel at home 😀

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  6. Your hair looks gorgeous! You need to give an online lesson how to create that look. I’m terrible with styling my hair.

    Have a wonderful New Year!


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  7. Rebecca says:

    You really will give my idol Donna Mills a run for her money Carmen!! Wishing you all the best in 2016 – Happy New Year!


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  8. utesmile says:

    You look stunning in everything, the velvet red skirt , the black number….
    Wishing you a wonderful, amazing super new year!
    Much love from Ute

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  9. Maccabros says:

    Looking absolutely amazing my dear

    alles Gute für 2016 und ganz liebe Grüße und Danke…


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